Learn More About Hill Country Christian

We care about your child, too. That’s why we’ve partnered with Christian families for over 25 years to educate and prepare the next generation of leaders to think logically, communicate effectively, and impact this changing world for Christ.

We promise to know, love, and prepare your child.

We are delighted that you are interested in Hill Country. We are celebrating over 25 years of partnering with Christian families to provide a Christ-centered, Classical, college-preparatory education. While our website provides an introduction to our school, there is no substitute for visiting our campus and experiencing our community firsthand. We look forward to meeting you!

The Hill Country Difference

At Hill Country Christian School of Austin, we prepare our students for college and for life.

We know that selecting a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. Hill Country possesses three distinctives that set us apart. Click the links below to learn about our “3 Cs.”.

Portrait of a Hill Country Graduate

Our mission is to partner with Christian families to impart truth, cultivate character, and inspire service while preparing college-bound students to think logically, communicate effectively, and impact the world with the love of Christ. The ideal Hill Country Graduate will finish their career at our school with the below attributes:

Seeks God and Abides in His Will

Communicates Effectively

Lifelong Learner Who Thinks Logically, Critically, and Creatively

Leads with Integrity and Humility

Equipped to Persevere Amid Challenges

See Our Classes in Action

In our Virtual Open House video gallery, we provide you with a sneak peek into our classrooms, encompassing a wide range of grade levels and subjects.

Our Features

Campus
Campus

Our 54-acre campus is located in Cedar Park (a suburb of Austin, Texas), and features a state-of-the-art athletic facility.

Theology Courses
Theology Courses

All students are equipped through formal theology courses to cultivate a deeper understanding and application of the Christian Faith.

Athletics
Athletics

Over 70% student athletes
36 athletic teams (6th-12th grade)

College Advising
College Advising

Students have access to a full-time academic and college advisor.

DIversity
DIversity

Hill Country families are from 12 cities, 30 zip codes, 93 churches with 30% diversity.

Public Speaking
Public Speaking

1st-5th graders participate in Speech Meet by presenting speeches before judges who score and give helpful feedback.

Fine Arts
Fine Arts & CLUBS

We offer visual and performing arts programs, and host over thirty clubs on campus.

Leadership Academy
Leadership Academy

We teach the core principles of Christian leadership and how they inform every area of life.

Exemplary Faculty
Exemplary Faculty

100% are Christ-followers
100% hold a Bachelor’s degree
39% hold an advanced degree
14 years experience on average

Competitions
Competitions

Students compete locally,
nationally, and internationally
in academics, STEM, and fine arts.

House System
House System

This unites 6th-8th grade
in community, mentorship, competition, and service.

Technology
Technology

Our 1:1 technology initiative ensures students are learning with the tools of their generation.

STEM Curriculum
STEM Curriculum

We provide K-12, hands-on
learning opportunities for creativity, collaboration, and innovation.

BLock Schedule
BLock Schedule

Block scheduling provides a more focused learning experience reflective of the college environment.

Scripture Memory
Scripture Memory

Lower School students memorize Scripture throughout the year and are challenged, at year’s end, to recite those Scriptures in succession.

Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking

We teach our students to think critically, using formal logic, the Great Texts, and the Socratic Method of inquiry-based discussion.

Math Mastery
Math Mastery

Students master core math
skills by scoring at least 80% on objective exams.

Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis

Seniors research, write, and present a thesis to a panel of judges, then defend it in a challenging Q&A.

Gate Program
Gate Program

Our Gifted and Talented Enrichment (GATE) is a fee-based program that extends and enriches learning for Lower School students who qualify academically.

ARCC
ARCC

Through our Academic Resource & Counseling Center (ARCC), we provide fee-based programs for students with minor learning differences and free on-campus counseling services.

Jack Carsner

A safe and nurturing environment…

We love that our children are getting a classical Christian education in a safe and nurturing environment. The teachers and administrative staff do a wonderful job of knowing and loving all of the students at Hill Country.

Hill Country Parents

Danny and Chandra Cheij

Academics, faith, and community…

Hill Country is always moving in a direction of benefitting your child and our school community. You can rest assured that academics, faith, and community are all #1 priorities. You are always welcome and can participate at whatever level you want to or are able to. You can volunteer for as much or little as your heart desires.

Hill Country Parents

McKenna Dallmeyer

Prepared for college…

First and foremost, the Christian foundation that I established while in middle and high school without a doubt made, and makes, my time here [at college] a lot easier. Hill Country prepared me academically, especially in the area of rhetoric and writing. I am confident in my writing and speaking abilities and had a solid background in both areas when entering college.

Class of 2018 Alumna

Hill Country Stories

Hear what our parents and alumni think about their experience at Hill Country Christian School.

Your Admissions Staff

We look forward to speaking with you! Contact us at 512-331-7036 or admissions@hccsa.org.

Glenna Sager

Director of Admissions

Glenna Sager

Director of Admissions

I studied English and French at Southwest Texas State University. I have lived in Austin since 2003 and began working at Hill Country in 2015.

What is your favorite sport?
Anything involving water or fast cars!

What is your favorite food?
Tex Mex – specifically homemade tamales

Growing up, you hoped to become a…
A teacher or a gardener.

If you could meet one historical figure or famous person, who would it be and why?
Jesus, of course (or Esther, cousin of Mordecai – who was prepared for such a time as this.)

What song would be the soundtrack to your life?
Another in the Fire

Who has had the greatest influence on your life and why?
My daughters, as being their mom has given me a desire to make them proud.

What do you believe makes Hill Country distinct?
We are united by our love for Jesus and our desire to serve God well. It is a place where everyone serves with joy.

What do you love about working at Hill Country?
I love the biblical worldview that our teachers share with our students. Teachings about God are woven throughout the lessons on music, art, literature, science, and even math! The teachers genuinely inspire their students in unique ways. The Holy Spirit is present here.

What is your favorite scripture?
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” John 7:37-38

Tell us about one of your significant accomplishments.
The two swim schools I started in Austin in 2004 and 2009 have provided lifelong, lifesaving swim skills to tens of thousands of children. I am proud of that legacy of safety and lifelong enjoyment of water. Moving from swim lessons to Christian education seemed like a natural transition, given my favorite scripture!

Fun Fact
In 2011, I swam four miles and in 2012, I paddled 10 miles to raise funds and support drowning prevention efforts on behalf of the charity Colin’s Hope. I served on their board of directors and helped develop their first-ever budget and long-term strategic plan. Each year, I serve as the Assistant Race Director for the annual Colin’s Hope Kids Triathlon. 

Christine Aguayo

Admissions Assistant

Christine Aguayo

Admissions Assistant

I’m originally from San Diego, California. My husband and I moved our family to Austin in 2016, and that’s when I began working at Hill Country. Before that, I studied business management at San Diego Mesa College and worked in bookkeeping, accounting, human resources, office management, and as an administrative assistant. We have two current Hill Country students, Classes of 2026, and 2029.

What is your favorite sport?
I’m a huge NFL football fan. Go, Chargers!

What is your favorite hobby or one of your favorite things?
Anything related to the water or beach. I just love being in the water!

What is your favorite food?
Salmon is my favorite food.

Growing up, you hoped to become…
an architect

Other than the Bible, what’s your all-time favorite book?
I can’t choose just one. I love to read!

What is an interesting fact about you?
I love adventure, hiking, and travel! On one of my favorite trips of all time, I hiked the Cinque Terre in Italy and then the Fira to Oia hike on Santorini in Greece. Being on trails with such beautiful views was a dream trip for me!

If you could meet one historical figure or famous person, who would it be and why?
C.S. Lewis. His books have always piqued my interest and inspired me in my walk with the Lord.

What song would be the soundtrack to your life?
“Awake and Alive” by Skillet.

What is your favorite Scripture or quote?
My favorite verse right now is Numbers 6:24-26, The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.

Who has had the greatest influence on your life and why?
Too many people to list. I’m grateful to have had so many people invest in and disciple me through the years. All of them love the Lord and encouraged me in my walk.

What do you believe makes Hill Country distinct?
The faculty and staff genuinely love one another and desire to serve the community and the Lord with excellence.

What do you love about working at Hill Country?
I love working for and getting to know the new families at Hill Country. In my role, I’m blessed to get to serve them as they go through the admissions process!

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